American Suzuki Motor Corp., Brea, Calif., is recalling 2004-2005 model year Vinson and 2005 KingQuad ATVs. The recall includes approximately 30,000 units.
Suzuki says water can enter the throttle lever case and freeze, causing the throttle lever to become stuck and fail to automatically return to the idle position when the rider releases the throttle. If the throttle lever does not automatically return to the idle position when the rider releases the throttle, the ATV will not slow down as the rider expects. The rider could lose control of the ATV and an accident resulting in injury or death could occur.
Suzuki has received two reported incidents of the throttle sticking. One minor injury was reported.
Suzuki dealers sold the ATVs - the LT-A500F Vinson, LT-F500F Vinson and LT-A700X KingQuad - nationwide between July 2003 and February 2005. The manufacturer asks that consumers stop using the quads and contact a dealer to schedule an appointment for repair service.
For more information, call American Suzuki Customer Service, 800/444-5077, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.
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